Sunday, April 3, 2011

Coffee Toffee Blondies

This recipe is from Mom's Big Book of Cookies.  These never last long at our house!! 
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tsp. instant espresso powder (I didn't have any and used 1 tbsp. instant decaf coffee instead)
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup Heath bar milk chocolate toffee bits

Preheat oven to 350*.  Combine flour, baking powder, salt.  Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.  Remove it from the heat and stir in brown sugar with a wooden spoon until dissolved.  Stir in espresso powder.  Whisk in egg and vanilla extract.  Stir in the flour mixture until just incorporated, then stir in half of the toffee bits.

Pour batter into 8 inch square baking pan.  Bake 25-30 minutes, until set in center.  Immediately scatter other half of toffee bits and press down lightly with back of a spoon so they adhere.  Let cool completely before cutting.

22 comments:

Home In The Hollow said...

Can I give you my address here in Aruba, Baby Girl? I could use a homemade snack like this!...:)JP

Kristi said...

Yum! My hubby would love these...need to make some up for him! :) Thanks!

texwisgirl said...

no wonder you run like the wind... you HAVE to...

Kim said...

Thanks for stopping by! 72 acres? oh that is the dream for sure. We are working on getting our farm up and running, trying to get as useful as possible. I also like to write creatively and will be doing some "creative observation" on WednesdayIt really is an exercise of the soul. I look forward to living vicariously near the ocean, we have the desert in AZ, tumble weeds, cactus and cyotes.!!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Well, I can see why those don't last long in your house! They wouldn't in mine either:)

Lanell said...

Hi Lisa,
These brownies look delish. I also read your story of the acid reflux and became a fan of yours. Plus, the bird in the house was pretty funny. I have run 2 half marathons and walked a full marathon in Hawaii. This was several years ago. I've thought about doing another half, but can't find someone to run with me. If you lived here, I would ask you, but than again, I run at a turtles pace, but I finish. Following your blog now.
Hoot-n-Nanny.

Ginny said...

Wow, Heath Bar and coffee in them! These look amazing!! A nice different take on regular brownies, a grown-up version for the adults!! So classy, they would be good for a bridge club or lunch with the ladies.

Valerie said...

These would not last long at my house either! (Meaning I would eat them all, MYSELF!!)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These look wonderful!

Canyon Girl said...

My hubby would love them too.

Canyon Girl said...

PS -- Thanks for your nice comment about him.

jennohara said...

Mmmm those wouldn't last long here either! Thanks for the recipe!

Nancy said...

I bet these taste a bit like a Heath bar -- which I love! Must try this one. :)

Sonya Heilmann said...

Yummo! These would disappear quickly at my house, too!

Snapper II said...

My wife makes Blondies, but not like this, sounds Yummmiiieeeeee.

Snappy Di said...

Blondies are sooo delish.. keep them away from me, okay?
Di

tipper said...

YUM-makes me wish I had one now : )

rita jean said...

Those look really good! might have to make some! ;)
p.s.-thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment! :)

Nicole said...

Those sound so very yummy!! Thanks for sharing!
You need to make your own cookbook! :)

warren said...

Holy cow! This looks like one of those things I should give up for Lent if I gave stuff up for Lent!

Myya said...

I just read this & thought... I quite possibly could be in love!

I have got to give this a try!!!

Jen said...

Oh my! Looks like I will be baking this week.

Jen
Creative and Curious Kids!